After a 2-years hiatus, 3 Piccoli Elefanti started back up with a new location, new language (Ciao, Italiano!) and new family member. It’s been two years since the Ridgeways lived in Northern Italy, but we’ve grown by one and found a new home that, unlike our native California, has four seasons.
To be honest, this whole thing is one big PR bid to get family and friends to follow us out here. You know who you are!
WHY “LITTLE ELEPHANTS”?
Ahem, it’s a metaphor. We’d like to be big, strong and clever. But we’re still just blundering through this thing. Check out my girls’ favorite San Diego Zoo video for a visual (whoa! wobbly legs!).
ORIGINAL ABOUT, 2011
We arrived in the Italian Alps on December 31, 2009 for my husband to pursue his PhD in Computer Science. We spoke zero Italian. We had no place to live. It was very cold. Our 10-month-old daughter had no snow suit. Or shoes. After a long year, we’re pulling ourselves together, and I’m ready to write about it. This is the story of our first year in Italy… and why it was almost our last.